Cost of 'members toilets' refurbishment at Town Hall

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please advise the cost of each of the fixtures and fittings (not parts or components but unit cost) used in the refurbishment of the 'Members Toilets' on the First Floor of the Town Hall, including cost of taps, toilets, basins and tiling.


Yours faithfully,

Cllr Ian Lewis

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

While I have received an email from a senior director, I would like the information to be made public by the Council, using this website.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Lewis

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Morning


Thank you for your email. Please find below the contents of the email
which was originally sent to you on 17^th April.


Dear Councillor Lewis


Thank you for your email.


Please find attached the tendered cost for the Ladies and Gents toilets on
the first floor of the Town Hall.  These are general toilets for public,
staff and member use – the “Members” signs dated back to when all the
Committee rooms were on the first floor.  Whilst the final account has to
be agreed with the contractor there have been no major changes to the
specification.  The costs of £9,406 for the ladies and £8,205 for the
gents were kept as low as possible by cleaning/re -finishing much of the
existing fabric.  The tiling was cheaper to over tile than repair.  It is
hoped to gradually re-furbish all the toilet areas on a similar basis,
given their condition, as cheaply as possible whilst complying with the
listed status of the building.  To differentiate between original and
later works, it was a requirement to tile the gents as close as possible
to the original, whilst the ladies is non original and therefore has more
modern tiling.


Tina Lloyd on behalf of

David Armstrong

Head of Universal Services CYPD

and Assistant Chief Executive

Wirral Council




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Robert Kenny left an annotation ()

£18,000 who done the work Harrods?

Dave rimmer left an annotation ()

Just answer the original question.....dont try and justify the expenditure by giving weak explanations for the said expenditure